The New DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel A Killing Coast to be published in January

The seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England, A Killing Coast by Pauline Rowson is to be published in hardcover by Severn House in the UK on 26 January 2012. 



I'm delighted to say that the DI Horton series has received critical acclaim both in the UK and the USA where my writing has been compared to Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and "their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey."

John Harvey and I were recently on the panel of crime authors appearing at CSI Portsmouth 2011.

American Reviewer Booklist says, "Andy Horton is an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage – an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon-to-be ex-wife. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms."

I've written seven novels in the DI Horton series and two stand alone thrillers one of which, In Cold Daylight was voted  the third most popular novel in an on line poll for World Book Day.

All my crime and thriller novels are available in hardcover, paperback, as e books on Kindle and Nook and some are available in Large Print and as Audio Books.

A Killing Coast

When a body is found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour, Detective Inspector Horton initially judges it to be an accidental death. Soon though, to his dismay, he discovers he’s got it very wrong. Accused of being incompetent by his boss, and with the head of the Major Crime Team coming down heavily on him, Horton wonders if he’s allowed his ongoing investigation into the disappearance of his mother over thirty years ago to cloud his judgement. With no clear motive for the murder, Horton is sucked into a baffling investigation that he is determined to resolve despite the odds. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but Horton now has to prove to himself, and others, that he is still up to the job.

It is available to pre-order on Amazon, The Book Depository and in UK bookshops. Also available on loan from libraries in the UK

A Killing Coast will be published in the USA in May 2012.

I'll be posting photographs of where A Killing Coast is set on this blog shortly.


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